Srinagar, Jul 31: Since fresh violence erupted in the valley on Friday, Jul 30, four people have been killed while as many as 50 people including civilians and security personnel have been injured.
The death toll in the latest incidents of violence was earlier put at three. The toll rose to four when a 23-year-old youth, who was grievously injured in the violence, succummbed to his injuries on Saturday, Jul 31.
"Nazir Ahmad Mir, 23, who was critically injured in yesterday's (Friday's) violence in north Kashmir's Pattan town died in hospital late at night," a senior police officer here said.
"A large mob of unruly protesters set ablaze the Pattan police station after baton charges and repeated tear smoke shelling by security forces failed to quell them. The mob later attacked the policemen posted at the police station who opened fire in self-defence, resulting in critical bullet injuries to four protesters," he added.
Two people died in Amargarh area of Sopore town earlier on Friday, Jul 30 in firing by security forces.
While two of the critically wounded protesters, 14-year-old Adil Sheikh of Palhalan village and Nazir Ahmad Mir of Sheeri village, died in hospital, two other protesters, who have sustained critical bullet wounds, are being treated in the hospital, the officer informed.
The Potkhah police post near Sopore and a railway station were ransacked. Mobs torched two police buses outside the post and railway protection force hutments.